New ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Rankings Are Good News for VEIC Partners
On December 6th, the American Council for Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced its latest rankings and it is good news for the states where VEIC implements energy efficiency and clean energy programs. ACEEE has raised the ranking of the District of Columbia to sixth (6th) among states on its 2022 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Vermont, where VEIC is headquartered and where we implement the statewide energy efficiency program, Efficiency Vermont, was ranked fourth (4th) across all states.
The scorecard ranks how states have advanced their energy efficiency policies and programs. See the scorecard here: The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard | ACEEE
VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. We are nationally recognized for programs and pilots that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advance emerging technologies and innovative program models.
In addition to our full-service consulting business, VEIC administers three large-scale sustainable energy programs: Efficiency Vermont, Efficiency Smart, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), and serves on the program administration teams for CalNEXT, Focus on Energy (Wisconsin), Hawaii Energy, and TECH Clean California. VEIC is thankful to our clients and partners for their continued trust in our organization to bring best-in-class clean energy solutions to the states and cities across the country.
Vermont consistently ranks within the top 5 states in the ACEEE rankings, earning this distinction for the past eight consecutive years, thanks to strong energy policies enacted by the legislature and Governor in recent years. Efficiency Vermont is the nation’s first statewide energy efficiency utility, which has helped Vermont avoid over 13 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. VEIC operates Efficiency Vermont under an order of appointment from the Vermont Public Utilities Commission. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help Vermont transition to more affordable, low carbon energy use through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce.
The District of Columbia, which rose two positions this year, is heavily invested in energy efficiency and clean energy. Over the past decade, the District’s Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), a program implemented by VEIC, has helped create more than $1.4 billion in lifetime cost savings for residents and businesses and prevented more than 7 million metric tons of lifetime carbon emissions through its energy efficiency and clean energy programs.
“For our country to achieve the necessary greenhouse gas emissions to meet our commitments, states can lead the way through strong energy efficiency policies and programs.” said Brian Kealoha, Chief Growth and Impact Officer. “The scorecard highlights best practices which can be adopted to not only drive emission reductions, but also ensure it is done so equitably. I am proud that VEIC has been able to contribute to the success to date in a number of the states we operate, while acknowledging significant work still remains to be done.”